Make do and mend: the best online tutorials on repairing clothes

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Make do and mend: the best online tutorials on repairing clothes

There’s no better time to teach ourselves these basic sewing skills

Tamara Abraham

With many of us staying in more than ever before, there has never been a better time to get around to reviving forgotten skills or learning new ones.  

To begin, how about a little “make do and mend”? Many of us have never learnt to alter or repair our own clothes. I’m as guilty as anyone else, despite instruction as a child from my grandmother. I’ve forgotten everything she taught me. 

But now is a great time to teach ourselves. The internet is full of tutorials from people showing us how to do everything from threading a needle to salvaging moth-eaten knits. In most cases, no sewing machine is required. After much trawling through YouTube, these are the most useful I’ve found:..

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